The hot and humid conditions which dominated the areas weather on Memorial Day weekend is in the process of being flushed out of the area, as a
pre-frontal trough and then surface cold front move through the area by mid-day on Wednesday. Showers and thunderstorms impacted the area Tuesday evening (albeit weaker than the severe weather which affected much of the interior Northeast), and temperatures dropped from the low 90’s into the low 70’s throughout the area fairly rapidly. The surface front remained to the west, but is expected to cross the area later Wednesday. The large ridge in the atmosphere responsible for the very warm and moist flow of air into the area is no longer in place, and is being replaced with lower heights and an incoming trough.
The result will be cooler weather, and after a chance of some scattered showers/storms on Wednesday, fair weather until Friday. Temperatures in the 70’s to near 80 are expected, but lower humidity levels will make the air feel quite refreshing. However, a low pressure system approaching looks to bring a dreary start to the weekend on Saturday. We’ll keep you updated on the exact timing of the rain as we get closer to the end of the week, but it certainly doesn’t look like the entire weekend will be a washout. For now, enjoy the return to more normal temperatures and fair weather this week.